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Ditch Tradition: Ombré Wedding Dress Trend

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Do It Yourself, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Ditch Tradition: Ombré Wedding Dress Trend

Many brides choose to ditch the traditional wedding gown by making adjustments to sleeves, necklines, hemlines, and patterns– but most often, the dresses remain white. We already talked about this summer’s wedding dress season trend that strayed from the traditional wedding-dress-white color–blush wedding dresses. But something totally new is on the scene: dip-dyed, ombré wedding dresses! Taylor Ann Linko of Taylor Ann Art not only completely reworked her dress’ pattern and size, but she airbrushed the bottom of her...

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Before and After: From Pumpkin to…

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Before and After: From Pumpkin to…

If you need to be convinced to restore your wedding gown, look no further than our amazing before and after dress transformations. Some of the dresses seriously go from rags, to, well, this:   This dress transformation is certainly no exception! Pre-Transformation, everything about this dress is sort of “ho-hum.” There’s nothing that stands out despite the dress obviously being a very old, vintage piece that needs to be preserved. Unfortunately, time has taken its toll– but is it too late?   After...

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Rachel’s Vision: A Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Rachel’s Vision: A Wedding Gown Story

by Rachel Bean I purchased my dress and veil from Blossom’s Bridal in Dublin, CA. It was my first shopping experience and I found my perfect dress on my 3rd try– they say third time’s a charm. I think I started crying once the veil was put on my head. The vision of my husband and saying our vows sunk in and became a reality.   The only thing I added to the dress was the back “sleeve.” You’ll notice it has a trim piece on both sides of the shoulder blade. The original design did not have this. I purchased...

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HGP Cleans Up Best on Good Morning America

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning | 0 comments

HGP Cleans Up Best on Good Morning America

A phone call from a customer alerted us to a Good Morning America program in which two wedding dresses that we had cleaned were spotlighted. The first was a very full, Maggie Sottero satin wedding gown we cleaned and preserved in June. The second wedding dress was a white badly stained gown we treated in August. Maggie Sottero Wedding gown Cleaning The beige Maggie Sottero wedding dress was brought in by Deborah’s husband, Jason. We love it when a husband orders wedding dress cleaning and preservation for his wife’s wedding...

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Got Silk? Save $25 on Non Silk Fabrics

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in General, HGP Promotions, Wedding Gown Care | 0 comments

Got Silk? Save $25 on Non Silk Fabrics

This month only you can save $25 on your wedding gown care– if the dress is synthetic (not silk!). Just use coupon code: NotSilk for $25 off! What fabric is your wedding dress made of?  If you answer satin, you are actually identifying the fabric weave and finish of your dress fabric but not the fabric fiber itself. It’s a common mistake that we see all the time.  Actually there are polyester satins, acetate satins, and of course, silk satins.  If you aren’t sure, check your gown care label. By law the garment care tag...

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A Dress for Time and Time Again

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Dress for Time and Time Again

  It’s not often that we can see a dress come to life quite like this– we’re so fortunate to have Lisa Seago share some of the history of an amazing dress that we had the privilege to preserve for years to come.   The first time this gown was worn, it was in 1953. It wasn’t worn again for almost 20 years! Then it was worn three more times– and in the same church each time! What a wonderful tradition to have been kept alive for so long. When the gown arrived at HGP, it certainly looked as if it...

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Surprise! – Wedding Gown Before and After

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Surprise! – Wedding Gown Before and After

Most of the gowns featured in our “Before and After” blog series have something obviously wrong– it’s completely yellow, or there are noticeable tears in the fabric, or the bottom few inches all around the dress are covered in dirt; this dress, however, was more of a surprise. And not the kind a person likes, either. This beautiful Allure Romance champagne lace-on-tulle gown features a taffeta sash with a crystal appliqué and novelty beadwork all the way down the back. It was really quite dreamy– until...

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A Vintage Dream Before-and-After

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Vintage Dream Before-and-After

We couldn’t have been more delighted to restore this beautiful and unique vintage gown. As if it couldn’t get any better, this sweet customer sent us photos a year and a half later, after her wedding, showing the gown in its full glory. It was a pleasure making this vintage dream dress come back to life for such a special occasion! “Hi Heritage! It’s been about a year and a half since you cleaned my dress for me, but I finally finished it and got married, and I wanted you to see how it turned out! Two of the pictures...

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Strapless Wedding Gowns Save $30

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Strapless Wedding Gowns Save $30

Is your wedding gown strapless or have thin spaghetti straps? If so, you’re in luck– during the month of August you can enjoy $30 off your wedding gown cleaning and/or preservation with coupon code “Strapless30off” on a strapless (or almost strapless) dress! You can choose wedding gown cleaning, cleaning and preservation, or restoration of an aged, vintage wedding gown. Choose any of our services and save $30 on your cute strapless gown! How to Order and Use Wedding Gown Preservation Discount Get your quote for your...

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Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Story: Something old, something new…

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Story: Something old, something new…

by Kathryn WHO: Kathryn and Jamie WHAT: A September wedding WHERE: Lost Mission in Spring Branch, TX WHEN: Sept. 19, 2015 WHAT: Kathryn’s perfect dress! (by) WHO: A Monique Lhuillier wedding gown (from) WHERE: Casa de Novia in Houston (http://www.casadenoviabridal.com) -Style: Strapless, low back, fit and flare -Color: Ivory with tea-stained color underlay -Materials: Lace (bodice front and back and then down the side) and tulle (ruched across the middle then lots of layers/fuller at the bottom) -Bustle: “We added...

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